96 school children hospitalised in China

At least 96 school children were on Friday hospitalised with suspected food poisoning in a northern Chinese province.

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2013, 18:08 PM IST

Beijing: At least 96 school children were on Friday hospitalised with suspected food poisoning in a northern Chinese province.

The municipal government of Qian`an in Hebei Province said 15 students of Yangdianzi Middle School suffered from nausea and diarrhoea, and more pupils developed similar symptoms overnight.

All affected students have been sent to a local health centre and two hospitals and are all in stable condition, Xinhua news agency quoted local health authorities as saying.

The school`s canteen has been closed as authorities launched an investigation.

PTI